Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023

Paralegal Studies, Certificate (1757)

Program Coordinator

Julia F. Shadoan, julie.shadoan@wku.edu, (270) 745-2539

Program Requirements (21 hours)

This pre-professional certificate combines legal theory and professional skills preparing graduates for immediate employment or advancement within the field. The certificate can be earned as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone credential. It requires completion of 15 hours of legal specialty core courses and 6 hours of legal specialty course electives as follows:
Legal Specialty Core Courses (15 hours)
PLS 225Introduction to Law3
PLS 200Legal Ethics3
PLS 250Legal Research and Writing I3
PLS 291Criminal Law and Procedure3
PLS 393Civil Procedure3
Legal Specialty Elective Courses (6 hours)6
Choose from any 2 PLS courses not listed in the Core
Total Hours21